Browning Cinema

Undine (2020)

Thursday, November 4, 2021
Undine (2020) DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
Directed by Christian Petzold
With Paula Beer, Franz Rogowski, Maryam Zaree
Not Rated, 91 minutes, DCP
In German with English subtitles.

After a run of celebrated period films (Barbara, Phoenix, and Transit) that increasingly worked outside of the bounds of their periods, Christian Petzold returns with a present-day film adaptation of the water nymph mythology.

Far from Disney's The Little Mermaid, this take on undines runs closer to the exuberances of love that could allow a water nymph to live on land and the tragic turns that occur when that love gives way. Working with a familiar set of actors, Petzold's tight drama tracks the female perspective in the freedom relationships both offer and deny by focusing on the titular city historian Undine (Paula Beer, in a role that garnered her the Silver Bear at Berlin for Best Actress).

This is a free but ticketed event. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Ticket Office one hour prior to the performance. To guarantee your seat, please pick up your tickets at least 15 minutes prior to the show. In the event of a sell-out, unclaimed tickets will be used to seat patrons waiting on standby.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.


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